Representatives Lawrence Miller (R-Shelton, Stratford) and Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) braved the cold temperatures this morning and stood outside of the Shelton Wal-Mart to raise money for the Salvation Army.
“Despite the cold weather it was great to be able to raise money for such a worthy organization,” Rep. Miller said. “The Salvation Army does a lot to help people in need and I’m pleased I was able to help them with their mission.”
During the hour of bell-ringing Representatives Miller and Perillo were able to add $103.58 to the famous red kettle. Wal-Mart has agreed to match that amount with a dollar-for-dollar contribution to the Salvation Army bringing the total for the hour to $207.16.
“Volunteering with the Salvation Army was a wonderful experience,” Rep. Perillo said. “Knowing the money we raised is going to help those who need it most is exactly what this season is about.”
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